This week’s Work of the Week is The Past Ten Years by Kirsten Abrahamson.
With a new year, and new decade, just around the corner, it is common for people to reflect on the year that was. What will you remember most about this year? This decade?
About the Artist: Kirsten Abrahamson
Kirsten Abrahamson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but she lived and practiced in Alberta for over 20 years before relocating to Kitchener, Ontario where she teaches Visual Arts at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.
Abrahamson creates figurative ceramic and mixed-media sculpture. She describes her work as autobiographical and journalistic, with influences from history, symbols, icons, customs and traditions, and cultural lore. She explores how these influences intersect with her own personal experiences in establishing a multicultural identity. Her work is held in several public collections and has shown extensively in Alberta since 1982. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the province, in Canada, and around the world.